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Seasonal health

The buzz about bone broth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Considering the nutritional value of bone broth paired with its deliciousness, it’s no wonder this simple concoction is on-trend. Bone broth, made from simmering animal meat bones in water with a variety of vegetables and herbs, is a nutritional powerhouse consisting of collagen (which converts to gelatin when cooked), vitamins, and minerals. It can be […]

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Ten self-care tips for a successful holiday season

Reading Time: 2 minutes Taking care of your mind and body during any time of the year is important. And during the holidays, it’s essential. The hustle and bustle of this time of year is often filled with scrumptious goodies and late-night parties – not to mention self-induced stress. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Make this […]

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Proper hydration during fall and winter

Reading Time: 2 minutes A crisp fall morning may call for a pumpkin spice coffee and a snowy winter afternoon can mean hot chocolate all around, but mindful hydration in cooler months should go beyond the occasional seasonal beverage. Hydration is important all year long. Not only does it help your overall sense of wellbeing, but specific benefits include: […]

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Seasonal living: Taking cues from nature for optimal wellness

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the modern world, we have the luxury of living in similar ways season to season, regardless of the time of year.  We can pick up a pint of strawberries in winter just as we can in summer. Sleep patterns can stay the same all year. And exercise in the gym can continue at a […]

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Delicious and nutritious winter foods

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you think fresh and nutrient-dense foods are only available in warmer months, think again. Winter is a wonderful time of year to take advantage of the abundance of delicious and nutritious foods.  Whether it’s roasting root vegetables for fiber and antioxidants, simmering broths for bone health and weight loss, or slicing citrus for immunity […]

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Ten ways to enjoy nutrient-dense winter foods

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winter is a time of hibernation in nature. For humans, this can make shopping for fresh produce feel stark and desolate. If you find yourself missing the sweet strawberries and ripe tomatoes of summer, don’t fret. Winter offers an abundance of nutrient-dense foods that can take your season from drab and boring to delicious and […]

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Supporting the immune system during holiday travel

Reading Time: 3 minutes Travel at the holidays is often exciting – the anticipation of getting away, the enjoyment of seeing loved ones, and the indulgence of our favorite meals all beckon to us. However, our immune systems can take a beating during this time, leading to susceptibility for colds and flu – not what we want our holidays […]

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Why and how to make a purposeful transition between seasons

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know the more connected we are with nature (like that of nature therapy), the healthier we may be?  Considering the great outdoors can do everything from nourish our bodies to boost our mood, it may be time to develop a deeper relationship with it in order to gain as many benefits as we […]

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Transitioning to a seasonal fall diet

Reading Time: 2 minutes In addition to the beautiful change of nature’s colors, the crisp feel of an autumn morning, and the coziness of the early evening twilight, for many, falling in love with fall includes enjoying the rich, nutrient-dense foods that fill our plates. And for good reason. Even though today’s world offers the ease and accessibility of […]

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Winter skin care

Reading Time: 3 minutes While some of us love the colder winter months, for many, life seems to slow down and we go inward. Because of this, winter is the perfect time to do more self-care, particularly when it comes to skin care. Just because the sun isn’t shining every day, it doesn’t mean our skin can’t glow. Top […]

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Summer and skincare

Reading Time: 4 minutes Your guide to fabulous skin in the warmer months! We all love summer but summer and skin problems go hand-in-hand. Skin conditions can be caused by gut health, foods and allergies but weather, pollution and other seasonal factors can also contribute to skin issues – particularly during the summer months. It’s common to think of […]

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Everything you need to know about summer and hair care

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most of us long for the warm summer months but there’s no doubting that the change in seasons brings with it challenges for our hair. Part of the reason we need to rethink our haircare routine is down to temperature and humidity, and another part is a direct result of seasonal activities (think chlorinated pools, […]

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Exploring Ecotherapy

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tune in to what’s important by stepping outside… It might not be a huge surprise to hear that being outside, getting fresh air and exercise is not only good for your physical health it can also be beneficial for your mental health. But did you know that so-called ecotherapy – a form of therapy based […]

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Eating seasonal foods

Reading Time: 3 minutes With many fruits and vegetables available year-round it’s easy to forget that nature knows best, and that the foods it provides us with do in fact have an optimal eating time. 1 Seasonal fruits and vegetables not only support our nutritional needs more efficiently, but they taste better too! These are just a couple of […]

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Eat superfoods for winter wellness

Reading Time: 2 minutes Traditionally, winter is not the season we tend to associate with good health. But why? Is it the masses of cold, flu and cough remedies that suddenly start to take over our cabinets? The harsh, biting wind that whips around slowly freezing us, or the long dark evenings that lower our mood and drain our […]

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